Post Doctoral Research Associate

Location
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary
Up to $43,000 per year + benefits
Posted
May 31 2019
Ref
F_190071
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Hiep Vu laboratory at the Department of Animal Science and the Nebraska Center for Virology is devoted to developing new intervention strategies to control animal viruses. We recently combined bioinformatics and reverse genetics to generate a fully synthetic PRRSV strain capable of conferring unprecedented levels of heterologous protection. This vaccine candidate is licensed to an animal health vaccine company for commercialization.

We are now seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research in swine influenza virus. The overall objective of this research is to develop a new generation vaccine capable of eliciting a broad spectrum of heterologous protection.

A Ph.D. in Virology and Immunology or a related field, with the degree completed by the time of hire, is required. Experience with cell culture, viral vectors, protein expression and purification, and immune assays such as T-cells assays, ELISA, virus neutralization assay, or hemagglutinin inhibition assay is essential. Experience with in vivo experiments using large animal models or strong willingness to work with such models; excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills; and the ability to work independently are required. Previous experience with influenza virus research is preferred.

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190071. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter summarizing research interests, past research experience, and future career goals; a CV detailing research experience and publications; and arrange to have reference letters sent to: hiepvu@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin June 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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